Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I've Been Sketching & Painting

I want to be purposeful with my new found free time so I have been spending a few hours every afternoon developing my painting and sketching skills. I often put a lot of pressure on myself to create something grand so I'm treating these like water color doodles. It's working well for me.  I actually finish the little creations that I start and I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm also learning how to use Illustrator right now so that I can create better digital sketches.  I'll share my progress with that soon. 
water color fashion sketch illustration legs
Inspiration for the legs found here and for the Geronimo Balloon here.
gouache painted bow
I am also trying out new mediums. I just recently starting painting with gouache. It's like watercolor paint but the pigment is more concentrated so the colors are much more vibrant. I look forward to playing with it more. 


  1. I am a huge fan of gouche! Glad to see you're painting :)

    1. Thanks Hannah, I'm having a blast. Your site is beautiful btw. I look forward to spending more time exploring it.

  2. I bought a gouache set about a year ago - you've inspired me to finally bust it out!

  3. I used to paint a lot but haven't in a long time - I used to use gouache as I was never very good with watercolour.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'll have more to share soon.

  5. the doodles look lovely - I like the colour selection very much, and they're nice and soft. I want to get my gouache and watercolours out of the cupboard now! They've definitely been unused for far too long! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Freddie & Cinnamon

  6. I dabble in oil not watercolor, so I love to view artists water color art! I am also usually drawn to gouache and water colors because I am not strong At using that medium. Look forward to seeing more of your work!

  7. Love your sketches!! So happy to have found your gorgeous blog, happy to be your newest follower!!